Salford Uni honoured for LGBT equality

BEST IN THE FIELD: The University of Salford always strives to promote LGBT and sexual orientation equality

THE UNIVERSITY of Salford in Greater Manchester has been named as one of the top educational institutions for promoting sexual orientation equality.

A University and College Union (UCU) study found that the university demonstrated good practice managing LGBT rights.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Hall, the university’s champion of LGBT rights, said: “The university is working hard to ensure equality for our LGBT students and staff and the results of the UCU study are very encouraging.

“This month the University of Salford hosted the first North West launch of LGBT History Month and we have also established an LGBT academic research network.”

Salford was one of just four institutions in further and higher education that demonstrated good practice in at least 50 per cent of the key areas of a UCU survey.

It found that Salford provides supportive environments for sexual orientation equality including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) networks, equality training for staff and a senior management lead for LGBT rights.

It also found best practice in the internal engagement and monitoring of LGBT people which also includes the LGBT networks and attitude surveys that can be broken down by sexual orientation.

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